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Forever Doon

Forever Doon

On 11/3 Christina Childers wrote: The time has come for the final battle for Doon. Mackenna, Veronica, Jamie, Duncan, the Doonians and the Destined must put aside their worries and join together in a battle that not only determines the outcomes of their lives but also for the very existence of the kingdom they love. Defeating an evil ... Review: Forever Doon by Carie Corp and Lorie Langdon

Christina's Rating:

4 Stars

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Dawn at Emberwilde

Dawn at Emberwilde

On 8/2 Christina Childers wrote: Sent away to Fellsworth School, Isabel has lived and worked intending to be an independent woman to provide for herself and for her young half-sister. Thinking herself destined to become a governess, she is soon shocked to learn of relatives she has never heard of and later the conflicting accounts of ... Review: Dawn at Emberwilde (Treasures of Surrey Hall #2) by Sarah E. Ladd

Christina's Rating:

3 Stars

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NKJV, American Woman's Bible

NKJV, American Woman's Bible

On 7/20 Christina Childers wrote: This is easily one of my favorite editions of the Bible that I’ve ever seen or personally owned. That said, this is my first themed Bible and I really enjoy and will continue to look forward discovering more of the generously scattered quotes, stories, biographies, and historical tidbits in every ... Review: NKJV American Woman’s Bible; Women, Godly Virtues, and the Making of America

Christina's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 6/15 Christina Childers wrote: Avelina is a young woman with romantic dreams which she weaves into her own private stories, but in reality she serves dutifully to provide for her family as a maidservant for the Earl of Plimmwald’s daughter. Soon Avelina is given a potentially dangerous task too important to fail, not only for her ... Review: The Beautiful Pretender

Christina's Rating:

4 Stars

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Curio

Curio

On 4/12 Christina Childers wrote: It started with breaking the curfew and then everything in Grey’s life changed. Her family and her friend Whit are in danger. The Chemists are relentless in their control over the population who are dependent on their special potion. Meanwhile, Grey is pushed into the world of the curio cabinet and ... Review: Curio by Evangeline Denmark

Christina's Rating:

4 Stars

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Forgiving My Daughter's Killer

Forgiving My Daughter's Killer

On 3/25 Christina Childers wrote: Could you forgive someone who killed your daughter? Many of us struggle with forgiveness for even the most mundane things. We attend to our resentments like we would a pet, sometimes consciously and sometimes without even fully understanding what we’re doing. Now imagine if something more serious, ... Review: Forgiving My Daughter's Killer by Kate Grosmaire with Nancy French

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5 Stars

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 2/19 Christina Childers wrote: Now that the Chicago World’s Fair is over, the city resumes to business as usual. Lydia Bancroft, an intelligent, although naive librarian, strays from her normal, quiet life when she forms a relationship with her mysterious patron who soon proves he is not all that he seems to be. Lydia and the infamous ... Review: Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray

Christina's Rating:

3 Stars

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Giant Print Holy Bible, NIrv

Giant Print Holy Bible, NIrv

On 12/16 Christina Childers wrote: This is the first large print Bible I’ve ever got my hands on. Lately, I have been looking around for large print books, and some aren’t even large print when they claim to be, which includes some editions of the Bible. So when I received this version of the New International Reader’s Version (easy ... Review: NIrV Giant Print Holy Bible

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5 Stars

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Shades of Doon

Shades of Doon

On 10/27 Christina Childers wrote: Shades of Doon is yet another entertaining installment in the magical Doon series by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon. In this book, our heroines face even more challenges as they try to settle in and find a sense of belonging in their new kingdom and home. All is still not well in Doon, the wicked witch ... Review: Shades of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Christina's Rating:

4 Stars

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Among the Fair Magnolias

Among the Fair Magnolias

On 8/12 Christina Childers wrote: Four southern love stories ranging from before and after the civil war, Under the Fair Magnolias is another interesting read for romance fans and short story lovers. With some of my favorite authors and such a beautiful cover, I couldn’t pass it up. Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love, Tamera Alexander, and ... Review: Under the Fair Magnolias

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4 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 7/27 Christina Childers wrote: Camille Iverness spends her days tending to her father’s less than reputable curiosity shop, a place which sells odds and ends of an exotic and interesting nature. Living in a notoriously dangerous area of London, it looks as if Camille’s life will remain unchanged, at least in the ways of her hope ... Review: The Curiosity Keeper

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4 Stars

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To Win Her Favor

To Win Her Favor

On 6/23 Christina Childers wrote: To Win Her Favor is a very well written book and there were many interesting, honest concepts explored in the story, such as racial discrimination, the negative effects on people after the war, Irish and other discrimination on foreigners, and so on. Although, there were some moments during reading that ... Review: To Win Her Favor

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3 Stars

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A Stranger's Secret

A Stranger's Secret

On 6/6 Christina Childers wrote: A Stranger’s Secret was an interesting book to read. The big mystery of who was behind the wrecking of ships, the death of David Chastain’s father, and the stolen medallion were all so wonderfully written. There aren’t too many obvious clues, so you may pick a guilty party and be completely wrong, ... Review: A Stranger's Secret by Laurie Alice Eakes

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4 Stars

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Deception on Sable Hill

Deception on Sable Hill

On 4/17 Christina Childers wrote: I’ve been waiting impatiently to read Deception on Sable Hill ever since I finished Secrets of Sloane House, so I knew I was just going to absolutely love this book. I was hooked on page one and had to beg myself to stop reading when I had other things I needed to do. Now that I’m done reading Deception ... Review: Deception on Sable Hill

Christina's Rating:

5 Stars

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An Uncertain Choice

An Uncertain Choice

On 4/5 Christina Childers wrote: An Uncertain Choice was such a cute, fun, and very quick read. While the entire book was entertaining, the last fifty or so pages were the absolute best with the height of action, drama, romance, and even betrayal. The ending made me shamelessly go “aww.” It’s an ending I would have expected and ... Review: An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

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5 Stars

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Remember the Lilies

Remember the Lilies

On 3/12 Christina Childers wrote: Remember the Lilies is a war story about survival, hope, and love. Set in the Philippines during WWII, this is the story of two people who lived very different lives, but endured many trials and suffering during a horrific time that eventually brings them together. A young missionary woman and a man ... Review: Remember the Lilies

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5 Stars

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A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

On 12/31 Christina Childers wrote: This book was pretty good and while I must admit that I haven't read the first two books in this series, I would recommend A Lady at Willowgrove Hall to anyone who loves historical fiction. The book is easily read as a standalone, but I would like to read books one and two because this particular story ... Review: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

Christina's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Bracelet

The Bracelet

On 12/24 Christina Childers wrote: I must admit that The Bracelet was a little hard to get into in the beginning. I tossed the book aside at least twice, but then I finally settled down and read the book. It didn’t grab me or really make me fall in love with any of the characters, they were mostly bland with some exceptions of Celia ... Review: The Bracelet

Christina's Rating:

3 Stars

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Secrets of Sloane House

Secrets of Sloane House

On 11/9 Christina Childers wrote: Secrets of Sloane House really surprised me. It wasn’t exactly a typical heartwarming read like so many others books of its kind. It was realistic, dark, and true down to the unforgiving, ruthless natures of society people of the time. The Sloane family is an alarming example of how status governed ... Review: Secrets of Sloane House

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5 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 11/4 Christina Childers wrote: The Princess Spy is not exactly about a princess or even a spy. Margaretha is the daughter of a duke and only actually spies about once, so it’s not quite what I was expecting at all. Things also happen very quickly. Margareta finds everything out about Lord Claybrook much quicker than I would have ... Review: The Princess Spy

Christina's Rating:

3 Stars

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Hit

Hit

On 10/7 Christina Childers wrote: What can I say about Hit? Well, I’m actually kind of torn with the story. It was too short in my opinion and could have had a lot more depth and a better ending. The book only spans around three days. Does Sarah fully recover? Did she get to go to college? What happens with Mr. Haddings? I need to ... Review: Hit

Christina's Rating:

3 Stars

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Destined for Doon

Destined for Doon

On 9/20 Christina Childers wrote: Destined for Doon is a very unique story, the second in the Doon series, a YA retelling of Brigadoon. It follows the two girls, Mackenna and Veronica as they continue their adventures, romances, and yet again saving Doon from destruction. Mackenna and Veronica are both young and still very naïve and ... Review: Destined for Doon

Christina's Rating:

3 Stars

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